Since writing THE PROGRAM (Simon Pulse/Spring 2013) I've thought and thought about cover possibilities. Would I want something mysterious? Something heartbreaking? I sketched out one image of a girl in lemon yellow hospital scrubs staring down a long, stark-white hallway.
A few weeks later when the family and I were on vacation in Lake Shasta, I decided to drag them on a tour of the Shasta Dam (because I'm a dork and LOVE guided tours). But while I was on that tour, I found the perfect hallway! So I had my daughter star as the cover model (minus the teenager and yellow scrubs part) and snapped this photo.
This is my creepy photo inspiration for when I work on THE PROGRAM. :-)